As a hairstylist, I love hair color. It’s my favorite service to do on my clients. You can get creative, use your imagination, and try new trends. However, I’m not a fan of all the not so great ingredients that comes with achieving that perfect color. To be honest, I didn’t know there were hair color companies out there that used better ingredients until I went to our last hair show in Columbus. It really opened up my eyes to using better hair color and got me wanting to know more.
Who would have thought, you don’t need ammonia to process hair color. It can be free of phthalates and parabens. I was already making sure that all of my hair products and shampoos were like this, so why not hair color?
I reached out to a hair color company that met all the criteria I was looking for. This was Madison Reed! This company isn’t just for professionals either. Anyone can go to the website, answer questions about how their hair now and what the desired result is and they will give you their color suggestion. Easy peasy and that’s just what I did! They matched me at a Level 4 NMG (dark mahogany with hints of gold). I like dark rich colors, so this is what I ordered!
It came with everything I needed. Color, developer, gloves, cleansing wipes, shampoo, conditioner and even a barrier cream (which I didn’t use, I like to live on the wild side).
As you can see, my hair was well over due for some color! The last thing I want to do after a full day in the salon is to sit down and have someone color my hair. Definitely, do as I say and not as I do situation.
I do have some blondish chunks through the front of my hair which I am keeping. If I can find a “healthier” lightener, I’ll use that, but until then I have to use what I got.
First, mix the two bottles together!
Now, apply the color to your roots!
Smush it through the ends!
Use a wipe and clean up any color left on the skin!
Time to process!
I processed mine for 30 mins and then jumped in the shower. The shampoo and conditioner helped get out all the leftover color from rinsing and left my hair super soft! The color is gorgeous!! I don’t ever want it to fade! Look at how pretty!!
Love it right? I do! I highly recommend Madison Reed! You get beautiful color without all the harmful ingredients. Non-damaging and so easy to apply yourself. Not that I want to put myself out of business at the salon, but this is an easy way to get professional hair color right at home!